Recreation & Region – Summer events

Cultural and
sporting events.
A first-class
mountain summer.

Would you like to listen to outstanding music in the open air or cheer along at a first-class tennis event? Enjoy the variety of cultural and sporting highlights in Gstaad and the region. An ideal change to the tranquillity in the mountains and long hikes.

    «Montreux Jazz Festival» from 29 June to 14 July 2018


    On the waterfront of Lake Geneva, from 29 June to 14 July 2018, the Montreux Jazz Festival will be taking place for what will be the 52nd time. With more than 250,000 visitors, it is one of the most important festivals in Europe. Top acts this year include Jamiroquai, Jack White and Zucchero, among others. Which concerts would you like to attend? We will be happy to book tickets for our guests!

    «Sunday Brunch» every Sunday in July and August

    Gstaad Palace

    Time to enjoy: Every Sunday in July and August, we offer you a delicious brunch with a big buffet and delicious grilled specialities. On our cosy terrace, with a view of the Alps, we will pamper your palate – and your ears too, because there will be live traditional Swiss music. We will also be seeing to the well-being and entertainment of our youngest little guests. Please make a reservation in advance with the Maître d’Hôtel on +41 (0)33 748 50 00.

    «Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series – Gstaad Major 2018» from 10 to 15 July 2018


    The world’s best volleyball teams are showing off their skills for the 19th time in the middle of Gstaad. Enjoy the unique beach mood in the middle of the Swiss Alps from 10 to 15 July 2018 at the “Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series”. Exciting matches and hot rhythms await you!

    «62nd Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy» from 13 July to 1 September 2018


    You get to hear the great names on the classical music scene at the 62nd Gstaad Menuhin Festival. The 2018 festival is presenting a pleasant symbiosis of art, humankind and nature under the motto “Les Alpes”. Are you curious? You can purchase tickets for this from 1 February.

    «Ladies Championship Gstaad – WTA Tournament» from 14 to 22 July 2018


    Be there at the new ladies clay court tournament in Gstaad. Great names in ladies tennis, such as Margaret Smith Court, already played here from 1917 to 1983. This long tradition is now being continued. Have fun at the "Ladies Championship Gstaad – WTA Tournament" from 14 to 22 July 2018!

    A vast collection of cinema photos on exhibit at Gstaad Palace – from July 20th to August 3rd, 2018

    For decades, foreign production companies have shot films in Switzerland to take advantage of its unique backdrop or reinvented it in studio. From July 20 to August 3 at the Gstaad Palace, BACKDROP SWITZERLAND EXPO presents photos from the archives of the Swiss Cinematheque, vintage posters, a fun selfie corner as well as a short documentary by the SRG SSR on the premiere of The Return Of The Pink Panther. Indeed, this film classic was partly shot at the Gstaad Palace and a lavish gala evening was organised for its world premiere with stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Julie Andrews and of course Peter Sellers.

    «J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad» from 21 to 29 July 2018


    The J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad is the most famous clay court tournament in Switzerland. Tennis’ elite has been battling to win the tournament in Gstaad since 1915. Be there at this first-class event to!

    «White Night Party» on 27 July 2018

    Gstaad Palace

    You do not need to get married to wear a white dress and have a wild celebration. Simply come to the “White Night Party” at our legendary nightclub GreenGo on Friday 27 July 2018. The dress-code for ladies and gentlemen: white. You can take to the floor from 23.00, with free admission.

    «Swiss National Day» on 1 August 2018

    Gstaad Palace

    Celebrate Swiss National Day with us. The Scherz family invites you to an aperitif on Tuesday 1 August from 19.30. In addition, the group Henchoz will be playing traditional Swiss music. Afterwards there will be delicious Swiss and international specialities at the buffet. The spectacular firework display is another highlight. Then finish the evening in our lobby bar and in the nightclub GreenGo.

    «Polo Gold Cup» from 16 to 19 August 2018


    The international Polo Gold Cup Tournament in Gstaad is a real crowd puller: the “royal” game impresses time and time again year after year with top players. Follow the tough battles for coveted world ranking points from 16 to 19 August 2018.

    «Der Bergkönig - Vintage Cycling Festival» on 25 and 26 August 2018


    Be there, at Switzerland’s second Vintage Cycling Festival! Only classic bicycles built in or before 1986 are allowed. Their riders will face the legendary challenge of Swiss mountain roads. Here you can experience not only exciting races and gorgeous panoramic views of the Alps, but also a colourful market for everything to do with classic bikes in the village centre of Gstaad. Have fun!

    «Gstaad Palace Challenge» from 31 August to 2 September 2018

    Gstaad Palace

    Fantastic cars, breathtaking views and challenging roads: the Gstaad Palace Challenge is the ambitious weekend rally for fans of sophisticated car culture. Taking place for the third time this year, the starting places are exclusive and limited - sign up today!

    «Gstaad Züglete» on 1 September 2018


    On Saturday 1 September 2018, you can experience an authentic Swiss “Züglete” procession in Gstaad. Farmers and cattle come from the alp and – after a few hours of walking – enter the promenade of Gstaad. You can also expect market stands, presentations and tastings, and there is a lot for the children to discover too! Don’t miss this authentic event. Incidentally, the Gstaad Züglete takes place whatever the weather conditions.

    «Country Night Gstaad» from 7 to 9 September 2018


    Do you love country music? Then you should come to us from 7 to 9 September 2018! This year, Brett Young, Midland, Maddie & Tae and the Kruger Brothers will be appearing at Country Night Gstaad. Do you want to be there at Europe’s leading country event? We will be very happy to book tickets for our guests!

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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the winter then there is also a broad selection of events.